The Art Market, Collectors and Agents: Then and Now 20 & 21 OCTOBER, 2016 Salle Vasari, INHA, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris

October 20th


9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome 

10.10 Introduction 

10.45 Session one: The artist and writer as agents 

10.45 Tamsin Foulkes, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Nottingham James Thornhill as an agent-collector in early eighteenth-century Paris 

11:15 Dr. Corina Meyer, Institute of Art History, University of Stuttgart,‘To see once again the glorious picture by Moretto before it is forever lost for Rome ’: Johann , David Passavant's (1787-1861) recommendations and selection of paintings 

11.45 Dr. Gemma Avinyó Fontanet, Universitat de Lleida. Spain (in French), Marià Manent ou le poète qui est devenu marchand: de Barcelone à New York 

12.15 Alice Ensabella, Ph.D. Candidate, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, Promoting Themselves. Strategies and dynamics of early Surrealism’s art market. 

12.45 lunch (provided for speakers & those who have signed up) 

14.00 Session two: The Agent and the Collector 

14.00 Dr. Madeleine Fidell Beaufort, independent scholar, Paris , Samuel P. Avery and the emerging American art market of the late nineteenth century 

14.30 Dr. Louise Arizzoli, University of Mississippi, Dealing with Allegories of the Four Parts of the World: James Hazen Hyde 1876-1959) and his Network 

15.00 Mackenzie Mallon, The Nelson Atkins Museum. , Laying the Foundation: Harold Woodbury Parsons and the Making of an American Museum 

15.30 Break 

16.00 Emanuele Sbardella, Ph.D. Candidate, Technische Universität Berlin,The Numismatic Market under National Socialism, illustrated by the case study of the coin collection of Alexander Hauser 

16.30 Jamin An, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles, New Art and ‘New Dealing’: Changing Conditions of Artistic Support, 1960s-70s 

17.00 Closing remarks 


October 21st 


10.00 Session three: Agents and Markets 

10.00 Dr. Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting), National Gallery London Art Agents and the National Gallery during the Nineteenth Century 

10.30 Dr. Tina Kosak, France Stele Institute of Art History, ZRC SAZU Ljubljana conquering New Art Markets: International Art Dealers and Local 'Agents' in Inner Austria in the Second Half of the 17th Century 


11.30 Dr Laura Popoviciu, Curator, Research & Information (Historical), Government Art Collection, Shaping the Taste of British Diplomats in 18th-Century Venice 

12.00 Dr. Christine Howald, Technische Universität Berlin Asian agents & the Chinese Market in the 19th century 

12.30 Lunch (provided for speakers & those who have signed up) 

14.00 Session four: The dealer as agent 

14.00 Dr. Renata Schellenberg, Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada Commerce, Culture and Connoisseurship: The Emergence of the Art Dealer in 18th-Century Germany 

14.30 Dr. Frances Suzman Jowell, independent scholar Çe n’est pas ma faute si, dans toutes les collections, les hollandais priment tout’: Thoré-Bürger’s promotion of 17th century Dutch paintings in the Parisian art market of the 1860s 

15.00 Pamella Guerdat, PhD. candidate, Institute for Art History & Museology Université de Neuchâtel (in French) , René Gimpel (1881-1945) et le modèle du musée américain : De la théorie au don 

15.30 Camille Mesdagh, PhD. candidate, Sorbonne, Paris IV: (in French) , Alfred Beurdeley (1808-1882), a dealer in curiosities and his network / Le réseau commercial d’un marchand de curiosités : l’example d’Alfred Beurdeley (1808-1882) 

16.00 Tea 

16.45 Keynote speech: Dr. Julie Verlaine, Paris IV (in French) Du marchand d'art au galeriste : l'itinéraire de Daniel Templon et 50 ans évolution du marché de l'art occidental 

17.30 Closing remarks 


The conference is organised by A. Turpin & Dr. Susan Bracken, Seminar on Collecting & Display London and Dr. Stéphane Castelluccio and Dr. Mickaël Szanto, Centre André Chastel, CNRS – Université Paris Sorbonne 

We would like to thank the INHA for hosting the event & IESA for its sponsorship 

The conference is free but to register for the lunches (20 € per day) please e-mail: